Mar 16 '16 / EIPA Updates

Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexey Drobinin has assured that Moscow will do everything to guarantee Israel’s interests during the process of Russia’s military withdrawal from Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the world on Monday, announcing that Moscow’s six-month military presence in Syria will come to an end with immediate effect, as “the task put before … Russian armed forces has, on the whole, been fulfilled.” Although …

Feb 25 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel condemned a statement made by Iran’s ambassador in Lebanon in which he announced that Iran would give financial support to Palestinian terrorists and their families. “This is further proof of Iran’s deep involvement in encouraging terrorism against Israel. Following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the world powers, Iran is allowing itself to be once again a central player in global …

Sep 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz Iran’s army top commander declared that his forces will destroy Israel despite the recent nuclear deal aimed at reining in the country’s rogue behaviour, and that he backs Tehran’s support for terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. According to the Iranian Fars news agency, Ataollah Salehi said, “Israel only barks, no matter how much weapons are given to it, we are going to destroy them, …

Aug 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

A senior Iranian official has rejected the claim by British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond that Iran’s government has shown more nuance towards Israel, calling instead for the annihilation of the Jewish State. “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all. Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan,” Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, …

Aug 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

Claims over the weekend by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak that plans to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities were dropped three times between 2010 and 2012, due to indecision, have caused a significant stir among Israeli leaders. The claims were made in Channel Two recordings appearing  to be leaked conversations in relation to a new biography – titled ‘’My Life’s Wars”- being penned about Barak, who …

Aug 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a joint operation involving the IAF, the artillery corps and the armoured corps, IDF hits 14 targets belonging to the Assad regime. Four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, prompting the Israeli army to hit strategic targets across the Syrian border in response. The four rockets hit Israel in the Upper Galilee region in the north. All four exploded in open …

Aug 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s foreign ministry senior official visits Berlin to express concern over Iran deal, AP exclusive report says Iran allowed to use its inspectors for the Parchin nuclear site inspection While the focus of the Iran nuclear deal issue will be in the US Congress in the upcoming weeks, according to The Times of Israel, the Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry, Dore Gold, was on a visit …

Aug 17 '15 / EIPA Updates

The managing editor of a daily newspaper in Tehran wrote that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei opposes the nuclear deal with the world powers. In an editorial published in daily Kayhan, Hossein Shariatmadari, who is a close associate to Khamenei,  referred to an Al-Quds Day speech by Iran’s leader last month during which the ayatollah said, “Whether this text is approved or disapproved, no one will be …

Aug 6 '15 / EIPA Updates

“Israel is not alone in its opposition to the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program … The moderate Arab states are wielding pressure behind the scenes while Israel is doing this upfront, but unfortunately, their success is the same,” wrote Israeli political commentator Yoaz Hendel in daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot, as he responded to US President Barack Obama’s claim that Israel alone opposes the nuclear …

Aug 3 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association Only weeks after a deal was reached between the world powers and Iran that will lift international sanctions in exchange for some restrictions on and monitoring of its declared nuclear program, which Iran largely developed in secret. in a new published book, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei outlines a “slow and painful” strategy to annihilate the State of Israel. He …

Jul 23 '15 / EIPA Updates

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that Iran made clear during negotiations with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) that it will continue arming its allies in the region, which include terror groups. Araqchi was a senior Iranian negotiator during the talks which last week resulted in an agreement which will likely see international sanctions lifted in return for a slowdown in …

Jul 14 '15 / EIPA Updates

In daily newspaper Israel Hayom, commentator Dan Margolin wrote Tuesday: “As a consequence, we now have a deal that will let Iran rake in billions of dollars. With this deal in place, it is also very unlikely that we will see a restive populace topple the ayatollah regime. Some 15 years after the “American Century” ended, the U.S. is in need of a political blood …

Jul 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

A new deadline is set to expire Tuesday at midnight for a nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does not mean we are extending our deadline,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told journalists in Vienna where the five countries (US,China, Russia, France, Britain plus Germany) are meeting to work out a …

Jun 25 '15 / EIPA Updates

A group of influential former-US foreign policy and security officials, including five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisors, published a joint letter warning that the current nuclear deal being discussed with Iran is “inadequate”, that it ‘’will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability’’ and that “it will not require the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.” The group expresses concern …

Jun 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

As negotiations to finalize a nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran near a 30 June deadline, the US State Department just released a report showing that Tehran continued and even increased its arming and funding of terror proxies targeting Israel throughout 2014 and remains a top nuclear proliferation threat. The report is an annual accounting of organized terrorism worldwide. “In 2014, Iran’s state sponsorship of …

Jun 2 '15 / EIPA Updates

“This arrest is further evidence of deep Iranian involvement in international terrorism,” said Israel after an Hezbollah operative was arrested last week in Larnaca, Cyprus in possession of 420 boxes of ammonium nitrate, a massive quantity of explosive material, along with $10,000. Cypriot police suspect that the man was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the Mediterranean island. The 26-year-old man, who is Lebanese-born and has …

May 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz As the 30 June deadline nears for an agreement between the world powers in the P5+1 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran over its nuclear program, it appears more and more that Iranian intransigence makes such a deal unlikely. Iran and the P5+1 agreed a framework to a comprehensive nuclear deal last month, paving the way for negotiations to begin towards …

Apr 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will …

Apr 14 '15 / EIPA Updates

Iran steps up arms shipments to Hezbollah, Hamas Israel has reacted with concern to the news that Russia has decided to lift a freeze on the sale of the S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Iran. The freeze was in place since 2010 following international concerns over the Iranian regime and subsequent global sanctions. The S-300 is said to be the best defence Iran could possess. It represents a …

Apr 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, Iran has sent Hamas tens of millions of dollars to finance the rebuilding of the Gaza terror tunnels which the IDF destroyed last summer. The paper cites intelligence sources. According to the same report, Iran is also paying for restocking Hamas’s arsenal of missiles, aimed at Israeli civilian centres. An IDF senior officer said recently that Hamas is again attempting …